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  • new storyJudge blocks Montana from using drug in executions 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:34 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A judge on Tuesday blocked Montana from using a particular drug in lethal injections, effectively halting executions in the state until an adequate substitute can be found or lawmakers change the law.

  • new storyMexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:31 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning.

  • new storySouth Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:30 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods.

  • new storyCalifornia governor signs consumer bill on recording TVs 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:26 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on legislation signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):

  • new storyNew generation of disillusioned Palestinians drives unrest story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:26 pm

    SURDA, West Bank - A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's clampdown on the last major uprising, they have lost faith in statehood through negotiations, distrust their political leaders and believe Israel only understands force.

  • new storyMaine governor makes 5 judicial nominations 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:21 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Governor Paul LePage has made nominations for five judicial appointments.

  • new storyWal-Mart expands protein bars to main grocery aisles 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:18 pm

    NEW YORK - Protein and health bars at Wal-Mart are getting ready for prime time.

  • new storyDisaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:15 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.

  • new storyAfter California, right-to-die backers push laws elsewhere story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:15 pm

    SAN DIEGO - It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.

  • new storyPolice superintendent says he'll stay on despite complaints story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:14 pm

    CHICAGO - Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is facing tough questions at a budget hearing from aldermen who've called on him to step down.

  • new storyACLU lawsuit: County jails people who can't pay court fines 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:08 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - The American Civil Liberties Union sued a county in Washington state Tuesday, accusing it of sending people to jail or forcing them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay their court fines - a practice that makes the poor poorer and amounts to a "modern-day debtors' prison," the organization said.

  • new storySenate panel probing VW's use of tax credits 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee opened a probe Tuesday into Volkswagen's use of a federal tax credit intended for fuel-efficient cars as the company's emissions-rigging scandal widened.

  • new storyBallot could confuse voters on school funding proposals 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:06 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - People pushing a school funding proposal said Tuesday that Mississippi's largest county has taken an already confusing ballot format and made it worse.

  • new story5 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:05 pm

    SYDNEY - Police arrested five people during a series of raids on Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker, which officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.

  • new storyGuatemala to investigate for those responsible for mudslide story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:04 pm

    SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - The warning signs were everywhere in the canyon neighborhood of Cambray on the outskirts of Guatemala City, where a mudslide buried hundreds of people last week.

  • new storyThousands of federal drug inmates set for early release 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of federal inmates serving sentences for drug crimes are set for early release next month under a cost-cutting measure intended to reduce the nation's prison population.

  • new storyVW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissions cheating scandal.

  • new storyUS Supreme Court hears capital cases roiling Kansas politics 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:56 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted of notorious multiple murders in Kansas in cases that roiled the state's politics.

  • new storyProsecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:56 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month's coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso's government.

  • new storyEx-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:54 pm

    NEW YORK - A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday as he said still others may be arrested.

  • new storyPatrick Kennedy memoir creates rift among his family story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:49 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A memoir by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including that of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

  • new storyOhio panel clears charter overhaul lauded as major step 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:48 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Supporters said a sweeping charter-school reform bill moving through the Ohio General Assembly is expected to show the state and the nation that policymakers are serious about improving the education option long touted as an alternative to traditional public education.

  • new storyAfter past opposition, SC delegation now seeks flood aid story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.

  • new storyState waiting on word from feds about GEAR UP program future 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:44 pm

    FLANDREAU, South Dakota - South Dakota is waiting for word from the U.S. Department of Education about the future of a Native American college-readiness program that's under scrutiny in part due to an investigation into an apparent murder-suicide, state Education Secretary Melody Schopp said Tuesday.

  • new storyFormer transportation exec to launch Vermont governor bid 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:43 pm

    WATERBURY, Vermont - Former Transportation Secretary Sue Minter says she believes Vermont's moments of greatest challenge are also the moments of the greatest opportunity.